In 2002 I started again participating in the SETI@Home project.
The website SETIATHOME.BERKELEY.EDU,
managed by the University of California, USA, states the following:
The science of
SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence)
is a scientific area whose goal is to detect intelligent
life outside Earth. One approach, known as radio
SETI, uses radio telescopes to listen for narrow-bandwidth
radio signals from space. Such signals are not known
to occur naturally, so a detection would provide
evidence of extraterrestrial technology.
Radio telescope signals
consist primarily of noise (from celestial sources
and the receiver's electronics) and man-made signals
such as TV stations, radar, and satellites. Modern
radio SETI projects analyze the data digitally.
More computing power enables searches to cover greater
frequency ranges with more sensitivity. Radio SETI,
therefore, has an insatiable appetite for computing
Previous radio SETI
projects have used special-purpose supercomputers,
located at the telescope, to do the bulk of the
data analysis. In 1995, David Gedye proposed doing
radio SETI using a virtual supercomputer composed
of large numbers of Internet-connected computers,
and he organized the SETI@home project to explore
this idea. SETI@home was originally launched in
All you basically have to do is,
download the new BOINC (Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network
Computing) client, install it on your computer and you are go.
First, however you should create an account on the website. Click
here to create an account for SETI@Home.
NOTE THAT RECENTLY THE WAY WORKUNITS ARE BEING PROCESSED
HAS BEEN CHANGED. INSTEAD OF THE SETI CLASSIC CLIENT AND
VARIOUS OTHER DERIVATES SETI@HOME IS NOW BEING PROCESSED
USING THE "BOINC" CLIENT.
A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE EXPRESSED THEIR UNHAPPINESS ABOUT THAT,
HOWEVER, THIS IS ABOUT RESEARCH AND THE OFFICIAL KICKCHAT
SETI TEAM WILL FULLY SUPPORT THE INEVITABLE CHANGE OVER
Kickchat.com has created its own Team you can join to compare
your stats and identify yourself to the community you belong.
Basically this is not a race. Sure it is a chalenge to compare
how many workunits and credits one has completed, however, mainly
SETI@Home is about the scientific research.
If you run BOINC or wish to be part of our team, please click
here to join The Official Kickchat SETI Team.
For questions please send an Email either to firstname.lastname@example.org
or directly to The
Official Kickchat Seti Team.
you wish to display your current SETI@Home and BOINC stats in
an IRC channel, please download this:
BOINC mIRC Add-On
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